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AMSOIL Championship SnocrossOfficials with ISOC and AMSOIL have unveiled the new AMSOIL Championship Snocross (ACS) logo.

“Tighter with bolder lines and greater representation of the sport’s biggest sponsor – AMSOIL – the confident and edgy logo is set to pop when the prestigious series opens for action this Nov. 23-25 at Duluth’s (Minn.) Spirit Mountain,” the series says in a release.

“Everyone at ISOC and AMSOIL are always looking for ways to make this series better in every aspect. We feel we’ve come a long way in the past couple years – and to signify this we wanted a new and upgraded look for the series logo as well,” says Carl Schubitzke, director of operations and racing for ISOC. “We feel the new ACS logo best represents the series’ most generous supporter – AMSOIL – along with being an iconic symbol representative of the great people involved with this great sport.”

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Photos by Gary Walton

Polaris snocross racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) won one of two Pro finals at the ISOC Ironwood National and extended his early season streak to four straight podium finishes.

Martin won the Pro final on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Bessemer, Mich. and finished second on Sunday, which gave him two first and two seconds in the season’s four Pro finals. Martin left Ironwood with a 13-point lead in the Pro point standings (168-155).

Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) won one of two Pro Lite finals at Ironwood, Justin Tate (Two-Eight Motorsports) won the Pro-Am Plus 30 final, and Jennifer Pare (JFP Racing) won the Pro-Am Women’s final. Tate and Pare lead the points races in their respective classes and Kamm is second in Pro Lite points.

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(Photo courtesy Gary Walton/Action Graphics)

Polaris Terrain Domination was on full display at the ISOC snocross season opener in Duluth, Minn., where Polaris racers won one of the two Pro finals, earned three Pro podium spots and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) won the first-ever AMSOIL Dominator, a head-to-head Friday night elimination competition among Pros worth $10,000 to the winner.

Martin also won the weekend’s second Pro final on Sunday, and was joined atop the podium by these Polaris racers who won class finals in Nov. 25-27 racing at Duluth: Justin Tate in Pro Am Plus 30; Jennifer Pare (JFP Racing) in Pro-Am Women; Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) in Pro-Lite 2; and Mike Pilotte in both Sport 1 and Sport 2.

Pro Classes: Martin Cashes In; Polaris Racers Surge

The top 16 Pro racers went through four rounds of head-to-head competition on Friday night, Nov. 25 in the first-ever Dominator. They ran 2.5-lap races on the demanding Spirit Mountain snocross track under the lights in a battle for the $10,000 first prize. Martin won all four rounds to earn the season’s first big payday.

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Defending AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Champion, Tucker Hibbert, gained valuable seat time on Arctic Cat’s all-new 2012 Sno Pro 600 chassis and left the opening round of the series in Duluth, Minn. sitting second in the Pro Open Points Championship chase. The Monster Energy/Arctic Cat rider showcased his ability to move through the pack on a difficult track, making him a force to be reckoned with this winter.

With the shift to only Pro Open racing this season on the ACSS Tour, Hibbert and his competitors will race 15 finals spread over eight stops to earn points for the title. The 20th Annual Duluth National featured rounds one and two.

Hibbert had an impressive run in Saturday night’s final. While battling for third place on lap one, a kicker near the bottom of the massive downhill pitched him off the steep backside of the track. Still on his sled, he re-entered the track in 14th place out of 15 riders. After regaining his composure, he put on a charge that moved him into striking distance of the podium. Twenty laps proved to be not enough, forcing him to settle for fourth.

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Warnert Racing kicked off the snocross season this past weekend at the 20th annual Duluth Nationals. The team was pumped up and looking forward to some great racing action. They started the racing action on Friday night in the Amsoil Dominator Challenge, which all three Warnert Racing Pro drivers had qualified for. This event was the first of its kind and with being only two laps it didn’t give riders much time to show off their endurance. The guys rode great but had some unfortunate luck, which took them out of the chase for the $10,000 cash prize.

Day two brought some heavy rains in the morning causing an unpredictable track that made for some exciting races. Kaven Benoit #127 kicked off a successful day by putting his NSK Ski-doo on the podium in the Pro-lites division taking home third place. The track offered a massive uphill triple, which brought a chance for the Pro Open riders to really show of their flight skills. The guys qualified well and put all three of their Ski-doos into the final. It was a hard battle from the start, with riders pushing the limits for that number 1 spot. Tim Tremblay #11 was able to finish off the night by putting his Foremost Insurance Ski-doo into third place as the checkered flags waved. Showing just how much power and talent the Warnert Racing crew had for this season.

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